Shorts and Skirts

Recent Short/Skirt Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Columbia Men's Silver Ridge Stretch Short

Perfect for use on city streets or rugged trails. Great roomy fit, lets you hike, scramble, or boat in comfort. Fabric is soft and comfortable, but rugged. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Arc'teryx Men's Rampart Long Short

A comfortable, roomy pair of shorts, for long days in the mountains. Sometimes you have a piece of hiking clothing that you take for granted. That piece that is always there and you don't have to worry about them. For me, this is the Arc'teryx Rampart Long Shorts. I bought these ten years ago, and they are still going strong. (photo: Hamilton Gorge in the High Sierra Trail) The fit is true to size, and the 12.5" inseam reaches just to the (my) knees. They are roomy for those big steps up or when… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Women's Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts

The Patagonia women's Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts pack a host of straightforward, well thought out features into a simple pair of shorts. The material and seams stretch together, offering an unrestricted range of motion, and the lightweight fabric wicks moisture, repels water, and dries rapidly. They were hands down my favorite shorts to ride in this past season. Testing Conditions: I tested the Patagonia women’s Dirt Roamer Bike Shorts as a member of the Trailspace Review Corps. I wore the shorts… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Columbia Men's Silver Ridge Cargo Short

Perfect for fishing, hiking, rafting, or camping. Attractive enough for downtown street use! A great boating short, cut long for sun protection. Ideal for rafting, fishing, or downtown use with functional style and numerous secure pockets. Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Women's Endless Ride Liner Shorts

The Patagonia Women’s Endless Ride Liner Shorts are a straightforward padded liner designed specifically for mountain biking. My personal litmus test when it comes to outdoor gear is whether or not I notice it when I’m out on the trail. I want my gear to fade into the background so I can focus on riding. This liner passes with flying colors. It stays in place, provides unrestricted movement, and vents moisture—keeping me comfortable while my body gets worked (...scraped, bruised) and enjoys… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Patagonia Edge Win Skirt

Super comfortable men's or women's walking skirt. Great men's or women's walking skirt, especially nice for men. Wear skirt size XL, which weighs 192g (6.7 oz) and has a 44.5 cm (17.5 in) side seam. Am 6'2", 225 lbs., pants size 38" / 32". When resting on my hips where I normally wear my pants, skirt is about 7.5 cm (3 in) above my knee—just right for striding. The TENCEL fabric feels great. Material is super soft, moves well with motion, and hangs nicely. Been wearing the skirt during morning… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Columbia Men's Silver Ridge Cargo Short

Comfort, good fit, quick dry. Excellent product, I own two pairs! Nice belt included. Great quick dry for water or boating use. Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Zpacks Rain Kilt

A Zpacks Rain Kilt is a great way to shave weight and still protect your lower half from getting drenched. It is a very simple, compact, ultralight garment with multi-use functions. Specifications: Regular Waist: 1.9 oz (54 g) / Fits up to 38" (97 cm) Large Waist: 2.1 oz (60 g) / Fits up to 50" (127 cm) Length: 27" (68 cm) Width when opened flat: 52" (132 cm) About rain skirts/wraps/kilts: This idea probably took hold when someone figured out that wearing a trash bag was far cheaper and more comfortable… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Purple Rain Adventure Skirt

The Purple Rain Adventure Skirt has become one of my all-time favorite pieces of clothing for its functionality, versatility, comfort, and durability. What sets it apart from all other hiking skirts are the functional cargo pockets and a stretchy yoga-style waist band. It is the kind of garment you can eat, sleep, bathe, swim and walk thousands of miles in, never once having needed to take it off. This versatility makes it an ideal candidate for long-distance hiking and other endurance activities. Full review

user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Rampart Long Short reviewed Jul 12, 2019
$66 - $99
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Endless Ride Liner Shorts reviewed Nov 15, 2018
$40 - $79
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Edge Win Skirt reviewed Aug 26, 2018
$55
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Zpacks Rain Kilt reviewed Jun 20, 2018
$59 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Purple Rain Adventure Skirt reviewed Nov 7, 2017
$60 MSRP
 
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Running Kilts Running Kilt reviewed Sep 14, 2017
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Patagonia Strider Pro Short reviewed Aug 26, 2017
$55 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Enlightened Equipment Rain Wrap reviewed Jul 11, 2017
$35 MSRP
user rating: 3.5 of 5 (1)
prAna Stretch Zion Short reviewed Apr 19, 2017
$35 - $69
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Happy Hike Skort reviewed Mar 9, 2017
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Pearl Izumi Pursuit 7" Shorts reviewed Nov 30, 2016
$55 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Under Armour ArmourVent Trail Short reviewed Sep 5, 2016
$70 MSRP
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (5)
Mountain Hardwear Elkommando Kilt reviewed Aug 31, 2016
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Skhoop Alaska Long Down Skirt reviewed Aug 4, 2016
$199 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Skhoop Gretchen Windstopper Mini Skirt reviewed Mar 3, 2016
$169 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Class V Trunk reviewed Jan 6, 2016
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Royal Robbins Traveler Stretch Short reviewed Aug 22, 2015
$65 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
JWalking Designs Mad About Plaid Active Skirt/Kilt reviewed Aug 21, 2015
$62 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Nine Trails Skirt reviewed Jun 23, 2015
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Baggies Skirt reviewed Apr 17, 2015
$49 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Quandary Skirt reviewed Apr 17, 2015
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Marmot Hayes Cargo Short reviewed Feb 8, 2015
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kühl Z Cargo Short reviewed Feb 8, 2015
$65 MSRP
RailRiders Jammin' Short reviewed Nov 11, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Dricanvas Short reviewed Sep 23, 2014
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Columbia Whidbey II Water Short reviewed Aug 11, 2014
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Gramicci Original G Short reviewed Aug 4, 2014
$45 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Salomon EXO Motion Short reviewed Jul 11, 2014
 
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Rockwater Designs Roanoke Shorts reviewed Jul 11, 2014
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Arc'teryx Rampart Short reviewed Jul 3, 2014
$65 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
Patagonia Baggies Shorts reviewed Jun 16, 2014
$23 - $55
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Sierra Designs Silicone Trail Skirt reviewed Jun 15, 2014
$59 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Macabi Skirt reviewed Jun 2, 2014
$77 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Outdoor Research Ferrosi Shorts reviewed Mar 4, 2014
$41 - $70
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Columbia Battle Ridge Short reviewed Jul 13, 2013
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
The North Face Paramount Cargo Short reviewed Jul 3, 2013
$22 - $50
user rating: 3 of 5 (1)
Craghoppers Basecamp Shorts reviewed Jul 1, 2013
user rating: 2 of 5 (1)
Rab Hueco Shorts reviewed May 16, 2013
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kühl Renegade Short reviewed Apr 14, 2013
$42 - $75
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hind Race Day Short reviewed Apr 2, 2013
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user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
MontBell Thermawrap Skirt reviewed Jan 14, 2013
$70 MSRP
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
The North Face Eat My Dust Skirt reviewed Nov 30, 2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Marmot Bastille Short reviewed Aug 31, 2012
$65 MSRP
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Toad&Co Eddy Short reviewed Jul 4, 2012
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
REI Adventures Travel Shorts reviewed Jun 27, 2012
$37 MSRP
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
The North Face Horizon Eiger Short reviewed Sep 18, 2011
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user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
TAD Force 10 Cargo Short - NYCO Ripstop reviewed Jul 8, 2011
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Merrell Countess Skort reviewed Nov 11, 2010
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user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Stoic Overhang Short reviewed Jul 23, 2010
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user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Norrona Bitihorn Light Weight Short reviewed Jul 3, 2010
$50